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of the republican party because there is no doubt everybody thinks this is the key state. the fbi is finally on the ground in tunisia thanks to two republican united states senators. president obama didn't make it happen. it was republican senators saxby chandlis. tonight the fbi is finally in tunisia to question in person the man caught on video during the attack. how can two republican senators get done in two days what the president of the united states could not get done in weeks? senator lindsey graham joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening. >> greta: what what is the explanation? i would think with all due respect to the united states senate that in you are the president of the united states you have more muscle than you do if you are a member of the u.s. senate and the fbi has been trying to talk to this man in tunisia. tunisia has said no and then you and senator chandliss got into it two nights ago and voila, you could talk to him. >> i wrote a letter three days ago to the ambassador, u.s. ambassador, tunisia ambassador to the united states saying this is a defining moment in
. but there is some things that are absolutely stunning, that this happened on 9/11, and the fbi at some point was sent in to investigate. and then on october 26, 6 weeks later, foreign policy magazine went to the consulate, went to the cia annex. they found a draft of two letters. and letters that they have no idea thisf they were ever, ever sent anywhere. but a draft of two letters that the fbi never picked up when they were there. and two draft, talk about this fact that that day, they saw some member of the bolivian police force across the street in the upstairs, taking pictures inside the compound and they were worried and concerned. why that evidence was not seized by the fbi, i don't know. another thing that happened, david ignatius of the washington post, met with the cia. the cia gave them a timeline as to what happened. this is what is new for me. number 1, it appears that the last two who were killed were not killed until about 5:00 hirt in the morning, which fwaifs another hour for the -- which gives another hour for the united states to take military action. but secondly, let me r
is prohibited from finding out what the fbi is doing, maybe somebody needs to read the constitution, the fbi is part of the department of yesterday. they actually work for the president. there is a lot here in the way the administration has handled this that i think warrants further investigation as well. >> greta: how do people who think this is an important topic -- or many important topics, how do they convince those who say, well, it's just political? how do they convince people that these things really matter in. >> the most important point is remembering that with four dead americans on september 11, other official americans and american private citizens throughout the middle-east remain at risk. until we fully understand as a nation what happened on september 11, we can't possibly take adequate steps or formulate policies to protect americans who might be at risk. i have never seen this as political. maybe that's just because i used to work in the state department and see the risk that -- that our people have all around the world. but the notion that you can passively wait for an inte
reportedly referenced violence but the f.b.i. launched a full investigation. now one of the most decorated military leaders in our history has been removed as the head the c.i.a. essentially he has been silenced days before he was scheduled to testify before congressional investigators. even more concerning, all of this unfolded before the election but we, you, were not told about until president obama was declared victorious. speaking of the white house they are peddling the farfetched story that the president wasn't informed about the petraeus affair until after the election day. >> this investigation has been going on for months. how is it that the white house didn't have any idea of this until the day the election and congress a few days later? >> i would refer you to the f.b.i. they have, as i understand it, protocols in place when they notify the legislative executive branches of the investigations. it is simply a fact that the white house was not aware of the situation regarding general petraeus until wednesdaythe sitl allen, friday. >> sean: so the f.b.i. knew about the investigati
. senator feinstein says she plans to investigate why the fbi kept relevant lawmakers in the dark and plained that the fbi wasn't looking for lusty emails between a four-star general and his biographer, they were trying, instead, to find out why broadwell was harassing another woman, whose identity is unknown. >> the worry is yes and yes. we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. the way i found out, i came back to washington thursday night. friday morning, the staff director told me, there were a number of calls from press about this. i called david petraeus. >> director petraeus resigned less than a week before he was scheduled to testify before congress about the cia's response to the deadly 9/11 raid on the american consulate in benghazi. at this point, he is not expected to appear anymore. although, the vice chairman of the senate committee says petraeus might not keep quiet forever. >> he's a very capable dupe morel, mike morel, is going to be testifying next thursday. that's fine because he certainly was there when -- when all of decisions were made, rela
judiciary committee, chuck grassley is now asking the justice department as well as the fbi to provide all the names of the individuals who were involved in the investigation into the cia director and also, those who signed off on the court orders that gave investigators access to his e-mail account, eric. >> thank you very much, catherine herridge. representative peter king, member of the house intelligence committee who was in the closed door hearing and questioned david petraeus directly, spoke about what he heard from petraeus. >> i had a very different recollection of what he told us on september 14th. he barely mentioned terrorism at that time. he deemphasized it, he emphasized the video, he emphasized spontaneous demonstration and as far as the terrorist questions, he really minimized it totally. and also on the talking points, megan, which came from the cia, the famous talking points that supposedly susan rice relied on, they said talk came from cia, specifically mentioned al-qaeda and that al-qaeda was involved in the attack. and they left the cia, went to a whole process which i
and admitting to an affair uncovered by the fbi. the timing of the resignation is raising eye brows here in washington. compromise is a nice thought, but is it possible for the republicans and white house to come together and avoid the approaching fiscal cliff? >> and right now, 300,000 people still don't have power in the wake of hurricane sandy. gas rationing helped some. but as temperatures droppedangry new yorkers want the power company held accountable. live in the nation's captital starts now. >> 12 days later thousands of people don't have power. many feel abandoned and a lot of finger pointing going on. and no straight answers. peter doocy is looking at why they are blamed and we begin with anna on how residents feel at this hour. >> hey, there. we have one of six dumping stations here on staten island and a breath taking sight to see. we watched the debris piling up. and the nor'easter slowed progress some and definitely an active scene today. residents are complaining that aid is slow to come. i spoke with the federal accord nading officer for fema who said 26 disaster recovery
, there is an ongoing investigation. i don't want to comment on the specifics of the investigation. the fbi has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. and, you know, i'm going to let director muller and others examine those protocols and make some statements to the public generally. i do want to emphasize what i have said before, general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan, and as head of the cia. by his own assessment, he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of cia, with respect to this personal matter that he is now dealing with with his family and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation and it's on that waives that -- bass that i accepted it. >> bill: i ran that long just to give you a flavor of what we had to sit through. when did you know about petraeus, mr. president? that doesn't impede on any investigation. it doesn't harm anybody. all it is is you telling the folks what happened. to you. to you. when did you know? with that answer we learned nothing,
himself was informed by the petraeus affair by a veteran agent of the fbi. top officials had been briefed about the investigation, according to him, including the fbi director, robert meehler. here's what really happened. the decision was made to delay the resignation to avoid potential embarrass men to the president before the election. in short the president or somebody close to him decided to put politics first. and, quote. >> now, conveniently petraeus's decision to step down on friday will also prevent him from appearing before congressional investigators later this week. but that's not the only thing that americans were not told before they filled out their ballots last tuesday. on thursday, two days after the election, we were informed that iran had recently attempted to shoot down a u.s. drone that was flying in international airspace. that happened on november 1. in other words, you were not informed about an act of war perpetrated by a rogue regime that's hell bent on the destruction of israel. why? because politics takes precedence under administration and both post election su
. welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> harris: i'm heather childers. f.b.i. -- >>. >> heather:. they discovered it through the f.b.i. and on the woman may have had access to personal e-mail account but many are questioning the timing of this as general petraeus was gearing up to testify next week before house lawmakers concerning the deadly attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. molly henneberg is live in washington with the very latest on this story. >> molly: now that he stepped down, general david petraeus will not testify this up coming week at house and senate intelligence xheet committee hearings investigating the benghazi. some on capitol hill they do want to hear from him in the future. >> i hope we don't have to subpoena a four-star general and former c.i.a. director. i hope he would come voluntarily. if he won't, he will be subpoenaed. >> molly: petraeus who had been in charge of the c.i.a. since september 2011 has said the attack was in response to a protest over an anti-islam video. one g.o.p. congressman is asking questions about the timin
, the acting cia director. we also have a top deputy from the fbi. an undersecretary from the state department in addition to the head of the national counterterrorism center. this is the nation's hub for threat assessments in this country. what is most eagerly anticipated is the testimony of former cia director david petraeus. what we expect now that will happen on friday, martha. martha: fast nating to see how each of those sides, and david petraeus present what was going on and what their agencies were doing. then there is this big question, catherine, which john mccain is pushing for, a special investigation, a panel, a select committee to be put in place. is there any chance of that? >> reporter: well there seems to be some immediate pushback. to lay it out for folks. we have three senior senate republicans who believe the fallout from benghazi is so significant it is on par with some of the major scandals of american history. >> watergate investigation benefited from a joint select committee. iran-contra benefited from a select committee. i think finding the truth about benghazi is only
.o.d., that team was decided not to send the team to coordinate on the ground response to help facilitate the f.b.i. interest in benghazi. you remember it took 24 days the f.b.i. team sent to gain access to compound if benghaz benghazi. we understand that secretary clinton did call to the f.b.i. on the night of the attack and ask that agents be sent. but at that point, the counterterrorism officials are baffled in the wake of the decision on that night and days afterwards by the administration not calling together this very senior counter terrorism security group, bret? >> bret: again, they were not called upon. they were not activated and they would have been in a situation like this. >> this is a group, not just the csg but the fest team, after the embassies were attacked in africa in 1998 and the u.s. cole was attacked, the team is deployed usually. they weren't deployed and the counterterrorism security group was not put in place. there is a degree of frustration as to why the top levels of the administration were not willing to call the terror group together. >> bret: okay. jennifer griffin wi
bungled from the beginning, middle and end? the f.b.i. should be in the white house investigating the crime there. >> bob: please. >> eric: could president obama attained access through the f.b.i. sooner? why did it take -- >> dana: to the -- >> eric: to the detainee in tunisia. >> dana: interrogation and intelligence gathering is the most important thing, get to somebody as quickly as you can and get the information before they shut up. simple, basic, f.b.i. procedure. not just for f.b.i. intelligence and find out are there other attacks planned? who enmight be in the person's web. get the cell phone. chilling with tunisians for weeks apt got a story straight in his mind. good they start to talk to him now but it's fairly late. i don't know why the relationship wasn't that we couldn't talk to him before. >> bob: does anyone see this is a shred of evidence that it was terror attack before it happened? >> eric: before it happened. >> bob: yeah. >> eric: the e-mail that catherine herridge broke last night. catherine herridge or jennifer griffin broke last night that warned them, the
bolt. >> bill: senators on intelligence committee had no i'd yat fbi discovered krchl ia director petraeus in a compromising position. also, situation was kept under wraps until after the election. what this means for you. >> it's the best country in the world. i liked it the way it was. it's not going to be like that anymore. >> is dennis miller correct? is america finished as a traditional country? i'll give you some data so you can decide. also tonight bernie goldberg, adam corolla, juan williams and mary catherine hamm. the factor begins right now. hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thafk us tonight. happy veterans day to you who have served your country. you're patriots. we have a power packed program for you tonight. talking points memo in the next segment about dennis miller's contention traditional america is gone forever, is that true? first, a top story tonight cia director david petraeus forced to resign after an extramarital affair this, san awful situation the fbi knew but kept under wraps until after the presidential vote. not even senators on the intelligence committee knew wha
about the cia director scandal until last week. especially because we are told that eric holder and fbi director robert mueller began looking into the affair last summer. we are told that mr. eric holder was told in september about it. then they spend weeks on an investigation that went so far as to open the cia director's e-mail, all without ever even mentioning it to the white house. joining me now is the former u.s. attorney general under george w. bush. there is an article in time magazine talking about you. about how you were the attorney general back in 2007. he wrote a memo that would have dissuaded or prohibited any contact between fbi justice and the white house when there is an ongoing criminal probe. you say that's nonsense. that's not what your mama said. >> that's correct. in fairness, "time" magazine, they got it right. but what the memo was meant to do and what it did was to stop contact in criminal investigation, ordinary investigation and restricted. it is permitted to have contact. megyn: so when there is an fbi investigation of this sort going on, saying mr. president
of national intelligence, the acting director of the cia, senior deputy at the fbi, senior undersecretary of the state department as well as the head of the national terrorism center. and the active director of the cia will tell members of congress that the annex did not call for military assistance to help them on the day of the attack in benghazi, jenna. jenna: there is so much happening cat reurpbgs the foc catherine, the focus today, what are you happening. >> reporter: fox news was told the focus breaks down into a handful of areas. what was the intelligence picture leading up to the benghazi attack. between june and september there were at least three attacks on benghazi on western or diplomatic interests. at what point did the u.s. intelligence community assessment show that benghazi was a terrorist attack, and how did that conflict with the obama administration's statement that it was a spontaneous demonstration in response to this anti-islam video. and also director petraeus, at what point did he understand whether he was the focus of an fbi investigation and whether this in anyw
member of the senate judiciary committee, chuck grassley n a letter to the attorney general and the fbi director is asking for a detailed briefing before the end of next week on the legal authorities obtained to monitor the former cia director's e-mail by the fbi as well as the legal analysis that allowed them to conclude that they did not need to notify congress, nor the white house of this ongoing investigation with national security implications, jon. jon: katherineer ridge in washington, thank you. jenna: now we turn to afghanistan where nearly 70,000 u.s. troops continue to fight today. afghan president hamid karzai is accusing the u.s. of violating an agreement on transferring detainees. this comes as leaders in kabul oppose offering immunity to american forces after that 2014 withdrawal deadline. this is a key sticking point in negotiations with the u.s., and we saw a similar debate emerge as we were withdrawing or drawing down in iraq. conor powell is live in kabul with more. >> reporter: well, jenna, this is just the latest in a long line of disputes between president karzai an
. it will not defend on the consulate. it is direct that it will the fbi is still conducting their investigation and the president isn't participating in the investigation. he is anticipating the results that can happen and lessons they learn to ensure it won't happen again. >> peter doocy reporting live for us. >> deadly overnight. the death toll stands at 90 and the number could in fact climb. more than 4 and a half million people are still without power. most of them are new york and new jersey. many have had to close because they have run out leaving a lot of drivers panicking and also waiting in long lines for miles and miles just to see if they can fill their tank. one of the hardest hit places is staten island. flood waters are still filling homes while strong winds are ripping homes off of their foundation. with a look devastation is anna kooiman. we know it is a tough area right there. how do things look to you this morning? >> it is wild. it looks like a war zone. we are 100 feet from the water here. we clearly got -- leaves got stuffed up in the storm surge. they are on cars an front
the f.b.i. could have access. day after tunisian officials met at the state department. >> bret: right. the question is if a south carolina senator was obviously involved in defense issues can pressure the tunisias why couldn't the white house? >> human rights group say the syrian rebels may have committed a war crime in the apparent execution of the group of captured seasonals. video shows a group of gunman, soldiers on the ground. 35 seconds of gunfire in this video. killing took place thursday supposedly in northern syria. iranians marked the 33rd verse of the says sure of embassy in tehran with anti-american demonstrations. in 197 # >>> the militant storm that embassy and held 52 americans hostage for 444 days. they chanted death to america and burned the u.s. and israeli flags. still ahead, what we're hearing from coal country and the huge stakes in the election. first election fraud. and the tradition in one ohio community. but they say it will be differentbe this year. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to
community there. including folks from the state department, the f.b.i. everybody there was asked do you know who made the changes? nobody knew. the only entity that reviewed talking points that was not there, was the white house. i don't know what they said yesterday. is exactly right or not. but what i do know is every member of the intelligence community says references to al-qaeda were removed by somebody. they don't know who. references to attacks versus demonstrations were by somebody. >> chris: let me ask you a question, will your committee the senate intelligence committee call ambassador susan rice to ask her to testify? >> i don't know the answer to that question right now. senator feinstein andly talk about that. we have two more hearings scheduled where we have a list -- >> chris: do you think should be called? >> she will syste have to come n and testify at some point. closed or open hearing. we'll have an open hearing, too. but at some point she needs to come in and say what the white house directed her to say. >> chris: dianne feinstein, the democratic chair of senator chamblis
on the intelligence committee had no idea the fbi had discovered cia director petraeus in a compromising position. also, the situation was kept under wraps until after the election. we will have a full report about what this means for you. is the best country in the world. i liked it the way it was. it's not going to be that way anymore. >> bill: is dennis miller correct. is america finished as traditional country? i will give you some data so you can decide. also tonight, bernie goldberg, adam corolla. juan williams and mary katharineham. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. happy veterans day to all of how have served your country you are patriots. we have a power packed program four tonight. talking points memo will be in next segment. dennis miller thought that traditional america is gone forever is that true? i have interesting things to tell you. top story tonight, cia director david petraeus forced to resign over extramarital affair. this is an awful situation that the fbi knew abo
there, including folks from the state department, the fbi, everybody there was asked do you know who made these changes? and nobody knew. the only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not there was the white house. so that -- you know, i don't know whether -- what they said yesterday is exactly right or not, but what i do know is that every member of the intelligence community said that references to al-qaeda were removed by somebody and they don't know who. and references to attacks versus demonstrations were removed by somebody. >> let me ask you a question. will your committee, call on excuse son rice to ask her to testify? >> i don't know the answer to that right now. we will talk about that. we have two more hearings scheduled. >> do you think she will be called? >> she's going to have to come in and of it at some point. whether it's in a closed hearing or open hearing. we will have an open hearing too but at some point she needs to come in and say what the president or the white house directed her to say. >> senator leiberman, dianne feinstein, the democratic chair
lawmakers are asking questions who knew what and when did they know it. >> reporter: f.b.i. never give anyone a head up. david petraeus was at the center of an investigation and the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee says she plans an investigation of her own to find out why. senator dianne feinstein revealed that the affair came to light after the bureau was trying to figure out who was harassing another female friend of petraeus. >> there was somebody else he knew and he was close to. mrs. broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her. she was frightened and she went to the f.b.i.. >> reporter: petraeus is no longer to testify in front of congress about benghazi but lindsay graham the truth will never come out if petraeus keeps quiet forever. >> we have a national security failure in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> a whistle-blower was an f.b.i. agent got a hold of david rikert to a national security concerned tied to this concern. he reached
. great panel on that coming up. martha: the fbi is launching a new effort now we're being told, some wondering what has taken so long, to try to get answers into what happened in that attack that killed four americans on september the 11th. congressman jason chaffetz is here live on that. what it could mean this fbi angle for the investigation. bill: also this town hall turned ugly. these are victims of superstorm sandy. why they are mad and who they are demanding answers from now. melissa: you sit there. you guys are a joke. you guys are a joke. you go home for the holidays. i don't. but you sit there with a smug smile. you know what i wish it was election, it if it was election time you would be worried about the election and not about the people. time to get up and fight for the people. [applause] , remember -- you can stay in and like something... or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [
sources close to the fbi is that the fbi had been investigating general petraeus and as part of a larger investigation, the name of paula broadwell, who is general petraeus' biographer. she wrote a book that came out in january called-"all in, the education of general david h. petraeus." she had spent about a year in afghanistan with him, documenting his life, and it seems that the fbi was investigating something broader. her name came up. they started investigating concern that general petraeus now head of the cia was possibly some sort of victim in it or could be -- could be blackmailed in some sort of way. they never found that. but in the process, they uncovered this affair. now, there are also questions that are raised tonight, laura, about if this affair occurred while he was still a four star general key face some sort of military punishment? of course, it's against the ucmj code to van affair. could he be demoted? key face further cobs sequences? we really don't know the answer to that right now. sources confirming to fox that the affair was with paula broadwell, his biographer.
. the fbi says it could barely keep up with demand from firearms dealers who were seeking background checks on potential buyers. anna coyman is live in randolph, new jersey,ing with more. hey, anna. >> reporter: well, the fbi saying that this black friday they fielded about 155,000 calls for background checks which did wreak the black friday -- break the black friday record from last year, and they even said some of their call centers were so inundated that they experienced brief blackout periods and had to sop stop taking calls which, of course, hurt the bottom line of some gun shop owners including the one here saying he had to start turning away customers at 1:00 in the afternoon on the busiest shopping day of the year. now, the reason for the surge in gun sales, some gun shop owners are attributing it to politics and mother nature, fears that lawmakers might soon enact tougher gun control laws. and across the northeast, residents wanting to protect themselves following superstorm sandy. >> since the election you've had the perfect storm. you've had hurricane sandy, you've had the re-ele
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he knew. >> yeah, you don't want -- he wants plausible deniability. interesting part is that the f.b.i. under the justice department, political attorney general investigating a cabinet officer, two more senior american terrorist fighters and doing it without letting congress know. >> bob: you think plausible deniability built in from the beginning. >> that means you don't want the president of the united states caught in a lie or to have to say -- >> bob: all the information was on them. >> eric: you really don't want the president of the united states to lie, in fact. [ no audio ] >> eric: i think something needs to be said. the united states military is the most respected military on the planet. it happens to be one of the most well-run organizations of any kind on the planet as well. so while we want details surrounding the investigations and we should have it, and them. can we keep in mind the me and women deserve our utmost respect. that said, listen to miss jill kelley one of the ladies at the center of the scandal, listen to the 911 call. listen to this. >> hi, this is jill kell
response approach being have allowed the f.b.i. to acess the site sooner than the 24 days it would eventually take. but the most senior people of government worked on it. secretary of defense chairman of the joint cheats and secretary of state and senator john mccain looks at this and said clearly the administration acted this way to hide something. >> this is a classic scandal where almost every day and another shoe drops. i think it could be bad as water gate and one of our veterans said no one died in water gate. they have a point. >> yesterday white house press secretary jay carny said the president is anticipating the results of the f.b.i.'s investigation. back to you. >> gretchen: just to carry this story further. we saw the spokesperson for the state department said that the highest level of people were involved in this. i am not so sure that is a good admission to make. if the highest people were involved including the secretary of state and secretary of defense and possibly the vice-president and president, and all of this happened on their watch. i am not sure it is good
could have helped the fbi gain access to the site in benghazi faster than the 24 days it needed. they say the team would not have done any good. a spokesman gave this explanation. quote the most senior people in government worked on this issue from the moment it happened, that includes the secretary of defense. chairman of the joint chief, secretary of state, national security adviser, et cetera. fox news has learned that u.s. military intelligence was reporting as early as 7:00pm eastern, less than four hours after the attack began that ansar al-sharia carried out the i attack on the consulate. state department cables show that stevens team warned washington that at 6:43 in the morning they had concerns on september 11th that members of the libyan police sent to guard them were photographing the compound, quote, this person was photographing the inside of the u.s. special mission and furthermore this person was part of the police unit sent to protect the mission from the ministry of foreign affairs. u.s. intelligence officials tell fox that three hours before the attack on the
the justice department and the f.b.i. for answers about their involvement in the investigation into general david petraeus affair with his biographer, the former cia chief resigned from his post two weeks ago as a result. catherine herridge live in washington with more of the details for us. >> thank you, good morning. in this two page letter the ranking republican on the senate judiciary meeting is demanding a meeting no later than next wednesday into the investigation into david petraeus. given the numerous press reports on this matter including information alleged to be provided by government sources i request a detailed briefing to discuss this matter and provide concrete facts surrounding his resignation and the department apartments involve the. the letter from grassley breaks down the request into ten gat tore reese. whether the affair with his biographer was detected or missed by the fbi in their background check for the cia job as well as any illegal thoerts that showed the f.b.i. and other departments were not required to notify the president. >> it looks like koeupbgs interested
? and why does the evidence keep getting discovered by the press and outside people, not by -- by the fbi, by administration officials and if they are going to put out the information to the senate, why don't they put it out for two days when nobody's around. >> sean: my goodness. you would have to be stupid not to come to the conclusion that there is something very suspicious here. >> greta: you left one out, the fact that a month ago, a tukneesian man was picked up in turkey, spotted by the cia and the video was at the consulate. he was puck picked up, turned over to tunewskneesia and for a month, we'll told we couldn't question him. and final, senator lindsay graham makes a phone call last week and the fbi get access to this man, something the president of the united states didn't do, couldn't do, wouldn't do. we have a senator from south carolina makes a simple phone call and now three weeks later, we have access to thim. >> this is not going to go away. no matter how much the white house wants to wish it away, or the state department. it won't go away until the questions are answered
before the house intelligence committee. and it really begs the question of what did the fbi know and when did they know it? how long did they sit on that information? i recall that general petraeus briefed the senate about what happened in benghazi. did he have this looming over his head? what is the realtiming here, liz? that's the real question that i think going forward is so imperative that we get to the bottom of. >> now, as for more on that timing, thursday is the closed door senate hearings on benghazi. petraeus was set to testify. needless to say now he is not. top director acting head of the cia. many are saying he still has to testify here, including ambassador bolted ton through the our network said this is -- there is no way around it that he has to testify. >> you would think he would. >> if they ask him to, even though he is an ordinary citizen now, he would still be required to. >> goes back to that thing about, you just can't have affairs. you know because of the blackmail issue. >> i disagree. you can have an affair. you can't put them on email, all right, people
that killed four americans the fbi is getting access to the seoul suspect in custody. he is currently being held in tunisia. he was arrested in the days after the attack but it wasn't until company and the next guest put pressure on the authorities in tunisia. it didn't go to the crime scene the murder scene for a week. >> joining us right now is the senator. >> senator you got access. there is even some conditions on the access isn't there? >> the important thing is we do have access to the individual. there are individuals they are placed on interrogations by the host country. the thing is we face to face access for this guy. this started not long after i left you last week in new york. i went after the fbi in charge of this investigation. these very professional men and women who do a good job every single day investigating crimes were really frustrated. i could tell that because they were being asked to operate with one hand behind their back. we knew this guy was in custody yet nobody was doing anything to get the face to face interrogation with them. so it was a matter of senator grah
it. >> if i'm running the fbi. if i'm running the cia and i want access to them because i have to get the investigation to find out when the next attack is coming and what happened with the last attack, i would be raising hell to try to get somebody on the highest level to help me out. why is the phish and maybe -- is the fbi and maybe -- can't get access. call all the senators, feinstein as well as graham get me access. john brennan get me access. >> steve: the administration doesn't want -- like lindsey graham just said they are trying to run out the clock until the election. >> brian: i don't understand why the fbi isn't more outraged. >> gretchen: maybe that's part of the reason why we are seeing drip, drip. somebody is behind the leaks. here is retired admiral james lions. he says courage was lacking in benghazi. he has written an op. ed about it here is a snippet from that according to his article. having been in a number of similar situations i know you have to have the courage to do what's right and take immediate action. obviously that courage was lacking for benghazi, the sa
on their list including guns. the fbi says demand for new firearms was so high on black friday it had a little trouble getting up with all the background checks required. anna koiman is live from randolph, new jersey with more on that story. [gunfire] >> reporter: good morning to everybody and hope, fflt bi says on black friday, about 155,000 calls for background checks. that broke last year's record of about 129,000 calls. in fact the fbi is saying they even experienced brief blackout periods and had to quit taking calls which hurt the bottom line of some gun shop owners including the ones here in randolph, new jersey. [inaudible] busiest shopping day of the year. now the reason for the surge in the sales in guns? some gun shop owners attribute it to politics and mother nature. lawmakers might soon enact gun control laws. across the northeast residents want to protect thems following superstorm sandy. >> since the election you have had the perfect storm. you had hurricane sandy. you had re-election of barack obama. you have people realizing not only is it their second amendment right but they
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